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Minimum standards for civil society participation in the universal access initiative

THE COALITION OF ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL NETWORKS ON HIV/AIDS (SEVEN SISTERS)
August 2007

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This document, developed with input from civil society participants and organisations from the Asia-Pacific region, proposes a process and framework to encourage minimum standards for civil society participation in universal access processes. It is for use by both civil society representatives as a tool to assess and promote their greater involvement in national universal access processes, and by national government representatives as a guide for ensuring civil society participation in national scaling up to reach universal access targets. The main body of the document is divided into three parts: a description of the preparation needed to implement a set of minimum standards for participation; a proposed matrix that uses a scoring system based on definitions of levels of participation and sets of indicators which are used to examine the different aspects and stages of universal access; and monitoring and evaluation methods for assessing civil society participation. It also considers how the proposal can be developed and disseminated

Evaluating Stepping Stones : a review of existing evaluations and ideas for future M&E work

WALLACE, Tina
June 2006

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This publication aims to review monitoring and evaluation activities, methodologies and findings around the Stepping Stones (SS) approach. Over the last ten years, Stepping Stones has been used by many NGOs as an effective tool for HIV prevention, gender empowerment, community mobilisation and promotion of PLWHA rights. However, monitoring and evaluation documentation on SS is sparse and does not reflect the wealth of learning about the methodology. Key findings show that SS helps improve communication about health issues and supports behaviour changes, although evidence that it has led to a decline in HIV or AIDS incidence is less clear. The report calls for well-designed and systematic monitoring and evaluation activities, and for a strategic dissemination of findings and monitoring and evaluation data

Enhancing the greater involvement of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS (GIPA) in sub-Saharan Africa. A UN response : how far have we gone?

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
2000

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This is a report on the UNV pilot project to support people living with HIV and AIDS. The inclusion of PLWHA in prevention, sensitisation and support activities is vital to the success of programmes and policies. The project aimed to ensure that the expertise of PLWHA contributed to decision-making, to strengthen the strategic planning and management of their organisations, to recognise the role of volunteers in the national response to HIV and AIDS. The report looks at all the phases of the project, from country selection, capacity building, training and monitoring and evaluation. The document also assesses the UN support to GIPA in South Africa

Mother and child nutrition : mother, infant and young child nutrition and malnutrition

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"The information and links contained within this site aim to address malnutrition in the global context, offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in its prevention and management. It is hoped that a greater understanding of best practices, including new technologies and available resources, will encourage more people to tackle the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, while also freely sharing information and experiences." The website also has a specific section for information about nutrition and malnutrition in India. It is aimed at the community at large with a section practitioners and programme managers

The European coalition of positive people (ECPP)

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This is the website of a self-help organisation of, by and for people living with HIV and AIDS and hepatitis C, working in Europe, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda to promote patient involvement in the development of public policy, delivery and monitoring of services

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